Symbol ``['' and a method

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at Sun.COM
Tue Apr 29 16:15:33 UTC 2008

Michal Vyskocil wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm working on adopting of jpackage project to openSUSE and got a problem with 
> build of maven. The jpackage's folks have a script build-jar-repository, 
> which symlinks the jar files in /usr/share/java to defined dir.
> My problem is, that the script produces a links in this 
> form - /foo/bar/[ant].jar which later causes an IllegalArgumentException, 
> because a dissallows ``[]'' in URI. The response from 
> jpackage is, that has a bug, because symbol ``['' is 
> valid in a Unix path.
> I'm testing several JRE implementations, but only gcj allows the ``[]'' in 
> URI, other ones not.
> What do you think about? Is this really a bug in handling of unix filenames?
Rather than a bug, this is probably because the script or 
whatever that produces the URI isn't escaping the reserved characters 
([] should be escaped to %5B%5D in this case). The best place to have 
further discussion about the URI class is the net-dev mailing list [1].


[1] net-dev at

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